In the future, we will 3D print what we wear. In fact, there are already a bunch of designers working on 3D printed clothing items. Stratasys has teamed up with threeASFOUR and top designer Travis Fitch to unveil two elegant 3D printed dresses. The ‘Pangolin’ and ‘Harmonograph’ dresses were produced with Stratasys’ Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer.
The project shows the potential for this multi-color, multi-material 3D printing technology:
The Harmonograph dress circles around the body in three spirals, following the geometry of the Fibonacci sequence and optically portraying the effect of a harmonograph … the Pangolin dress, is derived from a signature threeASFOUR design comprised of 14 pattern pieces. In this new 3D printed version, an overall skin is created by mixing a variety of interlocking weaves, biomimicking natural animal textures
These dresses were printed using a nano enhanced elastomeric 3D printing material. More information is available here. What do you think? Are you impressed?